- the aggregate of benefits, as severance pay or vacation pay, given an employee who is dismissed from a company.
- golden parachute.
OTHER WORDS FROM parachutepar·a·chut·ic, adjectivepar·a·chut·ist, par·a·chut·er, noun
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How to use parachute in a sentence
“What Chicago Public Schools is asking educators to do is like asking someone to jump out of the plane holding a blanket while a parachute is a few rows back,” Goodchild said.Chicago teachers deadlocked with school district over reopening plans|Kim Bellware, Dawn Reiss|January 26, 2021|Washington Post
New Shepard autonomously steered itself back to the launchpad, while the crew capsule deployed parachutes and landed some distance away, about ten minutes after launch.SpaceX won’t be the only company launching commercial rockets in 2021|Charlie Wood|January 22, 2021|Popular-Science
We might all feel better and more prepared with a parachute strapped to our backs, but nobody wants to pull the cord.The Business of Managing a DC Business During a Coup|Lisa Wise|January 15, 2021|Washington Blade
The two hadn’t separated, his parachute hadn’t deployed, and so he had slammed straight into the Earth.A CIA spyplane crashed outside Area 51 a half-century ago. This explorer found it.|Sarah Scoles|January 5, 2021|Popular-Science
Maybe put a parachute on it if you want to play it safe, and drive them off cliffs.
Are you the kind of criminal who steals a plane and then jumps without a parachute from high over a body of water?I Felt Like Showering After the First-Person Sex in ‘Grand Theft Auto’|Alec Kubas-Meyer|November 22, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Daniel Craig, in his finest Bond dinner jacket, called at the Palace and invited her to parachute into the stadium with him.Imagining Prince Charles as King Makes All of Britain Wish They Could Leave Like Scotland|Clive Irving|September 17, 2014|DAILY BEAST
And for wingsuit divers, the only way flight can be “real” is if one can land without a parachute.
The modern history of the flight, however, gets its start with Jacques-Sébastien Lenormand and his parachute in 1783.
The second story, which really picks up steam in the latter half of the book, is the race to land without a parachute.
A parachute-arrangement broke your speed at the bottom of the track.The Planet Strappers|Raymond Zinke Gallun
But he must have been burned some before he jumped, for he sent me a bit of his parachute, and the silk is badly scorched.
You know he was falling head foremost all this time, and the parachute jerked him upright quicker than you could wink your eye.
Tie strings to each corner of the handkerchief, he shouted into his ear, and make a little parachute.
But the performance that stopped every heart and made every onlooker hold his breath was the parachute jumps.
British Dictionary definitions for parachute
- a device used to retard the fall of a man or package from an aircraft, consisting of a large fabric canopy connected to a harness
- (as modifier)parachute troops Sometimes shortened to: chute See also brake parachute